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Poster: jds121291 Date: Jun 21, 2011 7:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: A Lesser Known Gem of Summer '74

It's my favorite as well. I feel 6/22 is played so tightly, maybe its Billy's drumming, whereas other versions of the year have a looser feel. This doesn't automatically make me like it more, although it's interesting to hear and I actually prefer the looser feel for Eyes. That being said I'm not positive I would list it in the top five for the year. I had forgotten about 5/17 (which I do enjoy more) and would agree to put it ahead of 6/22, probably along with a few others (like 2/23 maybe? and 6/16).

In my opinion, 8/6 is the clear-cut number one of the year. I have heard (or maybe read) that some do not enjoy it because it doesn't "go anywhere" but the playing is just so superb I don't see how they could let that effect their overall enjoyment of the song.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Jun 22, 2011 10:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: A Lesser Known Gem of Summer '74

i can't argue with you about 8/6 at all. it could quite possibly be my all-time favorite rendition. and to those whose suggest that it doesn't "go anywhere", well sure there is no segue, as with most EOTW, but they obviously aren't hearing the absolutely riveting, funky jam that Jer and company follow the "stronger than dirt" sections with. gets me every time!!

This post was modified by clementinescaboose on 2011-06-23 05:49:11

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Poster: jds121291 Date: Jun 23, 2011 9:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: A Lesser Known Gem of Summer '74

Bob's playing in that "post-Dirt" is fascinating, particularly from 15:00 minutes in to 16:03 minutes. He's putting everything he has into it, really getting after it; as is Jerry and the rest of the guys.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Jun 21, 2011 8:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: A Lesser Known Gem of Summer '74

I'm at a loss for a way to rank the 20 or so extraordinary versions of Eyes played in 73'-74',but I could say without reservation they have never played it better than 6/20/74.Keith and Bob's contribution just make this a master work,the music from 12:45 to 13:30 is exhilirating.It is a beautiful,fully realized take on a wonderful song.

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Poster: jds121291 Date: Jun 22, 2011 10:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: A Lesser Known Gem of Summer '74

I love the subjectivity of music. I can't dethrone 8/6 from my personal rankings but I very well could say this is number 2 the more I listen to it.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Jun 22, 2011 12:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: A Lesser Known Gem of Summer '74

I wasn't suggesting that 6/20 was the best version,I was saying that there are a number of versions that were equally well played,and since they vary so much from version to version I can see no way to create a valid comparison more defined than it was played at higher level than most and here is what I like about this particular version in relation to the other extraordinary versions.On any given day I could enjoy 8/6/74,12/6/73 or 6/20/74 equally.

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Poster: jds121291 Date: Jun 22, 2011 7:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH: A Lesser Known Gem of Summer '74

Oh, I see where you're coming from now (not that I would have had a problem with the way I interpreted it). I agree all the versions change from performance to performance (of course or else they wouldn't be the Dead. Right?), and that they are all pretty much fantastic.